Monday, February 25, 2008

X Idler and Constraint Bracket

Unpacked the plastic parts and started assembly. Y opto flag seems to have snapped during shipping. Easy enough to glue back together.

Noticed that Mcmaster-Carr sells 3-foot lengths of 8mm rod instead of 1-meter. Kinda screws up the cuts. Will need to order 3 more rods.

Assembled the X Idler and Constraint Bracket. Used a C-clamp to press the rod into place. The grub screws gave me a bit of trouble. Had to pre-drill with an undersized drill bit, then force them through using a hex bit in a screwdriver. Alternated driving it in, then backing off until the grub screw broke through.

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